Posted 05-24-2004 at 07:15:02
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This World Sucks
"The truth is, this world sucks!"
The above was in a submission from a MountainWings subscriber.
It is a rather crude but common belief and statement;
that the world is terrible and everything in it is bad.
Be honest, you hear people say this in one form or another quite
a bit no matter how crude it sounds. Many use rougher language.
My opinion: the world does suck.
Before you either concur or disagree, hear me out.
From a point of physics, a sucking phenomenon is caused by an
area of much lower pressure in contact with an area of much
higher pressure in a closed channel or tube. The air or liquid
will move from the high-pressure area to the low-pressure area.
When we are born, our first meal is when we latch on to our
mother's breast. It is one of our first instincts.
Infants in the Bible were called "sucklings."
One of the names of God, El-Shaddai, is sometimes translated,
"The Many Breasted One."
Thus both our natural and divine instincts are to latch on to a
source of supply and pull from it; to suck.
There's nothing wrong with that.
Our problem doesn't result from the principle;
it results from our choice of supply.
We become in large part a reflection of what we choose to pull from.
All of us go through low periods and need strength.
We become areas of low pressure and will have a tendency to draw
into our world and spirit whatever is in greater supply around us.
When that happens what do we choose to pull from?
A Bible or a bottle?
When we need to be entertained what do we choose to pull from?
The positive or pornography?
When we need advice where do we pull it from?
The streets or the saints?
When we run dry, where do we drink from?
The eternal water or the sewer of sorrow?
Yes, life sucks.
Yes, we suck.
It is our nature from birth no matter how crude it sounds.
The problem is not the principle that this world sucks,
it's the choice.
There will always be abundant sources of positive and negative,
good and bad. It always has been and always will be.
As infants we are presented with twin options.
As we mature and are able to make a conscious choice,
our options become the left and right-hand paths of good and evil.
~A MountainWings Original~
The following is a view of life from comedian Denis Leary.
It is a joke but too often too many feel this way.
"Most people think life sucks, and then you die.
Not me. I beg to differ.
I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies,
your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a
new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical
bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back
and then -- one day you have a massive stroke, your whole right
side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak
out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into
rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to
talk and then -- one day --you step off a curb at 67th Street,
and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die.
Maybe."~ Denis Leary ~